Thursday, 16 August 2012

Mona Lisa challenge # 10

The challenge over at Artful Times this week is Mona Lisa, challenge sponsored by Oyster Stamps.

Here is my creation that I will enter.  Rather than just use the image of  the Mona Lisa, I thought of using Da Vinci as my inspiration.   I also decided to try and only use 3 main colours..... for the background  I have used , Antique Linen, Old Paper and Tea Dye for Tim Holtz in the distress Stains and ink.  Stenciled with abit on sequin waste and then stamped  the Da Vinci  stamps with Tea Dye,  plus Da Vinici in black, which I have had for years, from Rubbadubbadoo, who no longer operate in the UK.  I think they are now in NZ.  The frame in one of the Spellbinders.   I then coloured a stampbord square with versamark chalk colours then stamped Mona, a Tim Holtz stamp, with archival black.  Edged the square with black pen.  Mounted onto black card and main card is gold,


  1. Love that background, and using the 3 colours really sets the tone.

    Thanks for joining us this week.

    Sam - Artful Times


  2. Fabulous piece of art with wonderful images

    Love Chrissie xxxx

  3. Beautiful! waving hi from the sandy beaches of Florida ;0

  4. Lovely! I do like the limited palette and those images of the man himself. A well thought out piece of artwork beautifully executed.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, neet xx

  5. A super background setting for Mona and the frame is the cing on the cake :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x